Chemical Handling: Your Questions Answered

What are the main external factors affecting materials handling operations in the chemical supply chain? What are the industry trends that chemical handling applications should consider? Mark Nailer, Industry Manager for Hyster Europe, explains. Firstly, where are businesses in the chemical industry using Hyster® materials handling equipment? Businesses are utilising materials handling equipment at many […]

Understanding chemical supply chain handling: Part 4 – Waste Management

Another important step in the supply chain is chemical waste storage at the end of the manufacturing process. Hyster® trucks are widely used by sites managing chemical waste. Handling chemical waste Chemical waste can include contaminated water, batteries, aerosols, glue, paint, acid and liquid chemicals, and is generally collected by specialist companies which treat and […]

Understanding chemical supply chain handling: Part 3 – Warehousing & Logistics

After chemical products have been manufactured, finished chemical products are usually stored in IBCs and sealed drums in an indoor or outdoor warehouse area.  How can Hyster® lift trucks help in these applications? Moving chemical loads with Hyster® lift trucks Following manufacturing, diesel Hyster® forklifts, such as the Fortens™ range, or the Hyster® J-series of […]

Understanding chemical supply chain handling: Part 2 – Manufacturing

Which 360-degree Hyster® solutions support compliant and efficient handling in the potentially explosive atmospheres present in chemical manufacturing? The production and delivery of raw materials to a manufacturer is the first stage of the chemical supply chain.  During the next stage in the supply chain, raw materials are mixed or processed to manufacture specific chemicals […]

ATEX lift trucks in the ‘spirit’ of whisky cask handling

Scotland’s ancient art of whisky production is thriving with millions of casks of Scotch whisky currently stored in warehouses across the country.  The casks are stored for many years maturing, sometimes for more than 20 years.  Several of the well-known distilleries have Hyster® lift trucks helping to carefully handle the casks in many of them […]

Driver alerts for atex lift trucks handling chemicals

When chemical manufacturers need lift trucks to operate in potentially explosive atmospheres, most Hyster® VNA, pallet, picking, counterbalance and reach truck products can be explosion protected with full ATEX* 2014/34/EU compliance. Whether the hazard is gas, vapour, powder or dust, the chemical industry can benefit from the performance and reliability of the Hyster® range. But […]